The Trundle is a hillfort from the Iron Age on St Roche's Hill, north
of Chichester, England. It is built on the site of a causewayed
enclosure, a form of early Neolithic earthwork. Causewayed enclosures
were built in England from shortly before 3700 BC until about 3300 BC;
their purpose is not known. A chapel dedicated to St Roche was built on
the hill around the end of the 14th century; it was in ruins by 1570.
The hillfort is still a substantial earthwork (pictured), but the
Neolithic site was unknown until 1925. Causewayed enclosures were new to
archaeology at the time and an aerial photograph persuaded archaeologist
E. Cecil Curwen to excavate the site in 1928 and 1930. These early digs
established a construction date of about 500 BC to 100 BC for the
hillfort, and proved the existence of the Neolithic site. In 2011 the
Gathering Time project used radiocarbon dating to conclude that the
Neolithic part of the site was probably constructed no earlier than the
mid–4th millennium BC.
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There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best
of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
When we look beneath the surface, beneath the impulsive evil deed, we
see within our enemy-neighbor a measure of goodness and know that the
viciousness and evilness of his acts are not quite representative of all
that he is. We see him in a new light. We recognize that his hate grows
out of fear, pride, ignorance, prejudice, and misunderstanding, but in
spite of this, we know God's image is ineffably etched in being. Then we
love our enemies by realizing that they are not totally bad and that
they are not beyond the reach of God's redemptive love.
--Martin Luther King, Jr
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